Crane Update 2 – Province Declares Localized State of Emergency

Absolute support and much respect for Minister Porter and Minister Labi Kousoulis for breaking this log jam. This was absolutely the right thing to do.   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OFFICE/ LABOUR/ ADVANCED EDUCATION — Emergency Order Issued for Crane Removal   Under the authority of the Emergency Management Act, the province has declared a localized state of emergency to ensure the safe removal of the crane at a building on South Park Street in Halifax.   This action allows the province read more

Update 1 on crane collapse at South Park/Brenton

        Since this was published the Province has declared a localized state of emergency.  This means much of what is in this post is out of date:  More here I know that it has been hugely stressful and frustrating for residents and businesses impacted by the crane. While businesses were being updated by the landlords and the business association, since we are all getting bits and pieces at different times so I put it all together read more

Election 2019 – resources, voting info

There will be a Federal Election October 21. As per the last few provincial and national elections I’ve put together this quick resource to help folks find out who is running in the Halifax District, and how to vote. In a couple days I will be contacting all four of these candidates to ask them some questions about how their party would support municipal priorities, and I will post that later. There are four parties that are most competitive in read more

Hurricane Dorian recovery update 2 Sept 9 12 noon

  A lot of the District 7 has gotten power back but there are still large areas without.  I will be touring the area with Mayor Savage and Deputy Fire Chief Bezanson at 2pm to get a better idea about the work in front of us.  NS Power will have new projected times later today (see below) Been getting a lot of calls about trees.  To be clear – municipal staff will be removing municipal (street & park) trees damaged in read more

Hurricane Dorian recovery update Sept 9 7:50pm

Hi folks, hope you and yours are doing as well as can be expected post hurricane. The municipality will come slowly back to life tomorrow but you can expect things to be late, and full of detours and unexpected delays. All cell towers have been restored so service should be improving shortly. Municipal clean-up operations are running around the clock, with the aid of extra contractors and the Canadian Armed Forces. The military is now on the ground and they read more

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